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AT&T loses video subscribers, drags industry shares down

AT&T loses video subscribers, drags industry shares down

Written by on October 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s third-quarter video losses sent pay-TV industry shares down on Thursday after Wall Street analysts raised concerns about the continued threat of consumers cancelling their cable and satellite television subscriptions. The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, which owns satellite television service DirecTV, said in a filing on Wednesday that it […]

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Comcast shifts focus from cable to smart home offerings

Comcast shifts focus from cable to smart home offerings

Written by on August 29, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comcast Corp may be best known as a cable company, but it is banking on remote-controlled door locks and cameras as well as other “smart-home” offerings to accelerate its growing home security business. The push to diversify comes at a time when more U.S. consumers who are dropping traditional cable television […]

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Comcast to launch Xfinity Instant TV for broadband users

Comcast to launch Xfinity Instant TV for broadband users

Written by on March 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comcast Corp is planning to rebrand and expand a streaming video option for broadband subscribers who do not want to pay for a traditional cable package, sources told Reuters on Monday. The service, dubbed Xfinity Instant TV, will be priced as low as $15 a month to roughly $40 a month, […]

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Personalised live TV streaming drawing viewers away from clunky cable

Personalised live TV streaming drawing viewers away from clunky cable

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hulu, Dish Network Corp’s Sling and other streaming services battling for customers who are ditching cable are working to make new live TV services more personalized for each user, an effort to help viewers navigate a sea of movies, news and television shows. Butting heads with AT&T and Sony Corp, which also have […]

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US cable operators plan to dump set-top boxes to derail reforms

US cable operators plan to dump set-top boxes to derail reforms

Written by on June 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. pay-TV industry proposed a plan to allow more than 50 million subscribers to ditch costly set-top boxes to get television and video programs to try and convince federal regulators to abandon more far-reaching reforms. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, proposed in January opening the $20 billion cable […]

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Sprint + Cable Co = formidable, but no plan (Claure)

Sprint + Cable Co = formidable, but no plan (Claure)

Written by on September 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp could be stronger if merged with a cable company, the U.S wireless company’s chief executive said on Thursday, adding that he was not engaged in any such merger talks. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made the comments to Reuters when asked about brisk acquisition activity in the cable and telecommunications […]

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Streaming TV to be treated like cable

Streaming TV to be treated like cable

Written by on July 17, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC should be treated like a traditional cable system in order to transmit the programs of the nation’s broadcasters over the Internet. The ruling, coming as consumer TV-watching habits are increasingly migrating to the Internet, is the first to […]

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Cable Europe view of a Digital Single Market in Europe

Written by on May 27, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Cable Europe (a trade association that connects leading broadband cable TV operators and their national trade associations throughout the European Union) has welcomed the European Commission’s publication and adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy as an important element in Europe’s future successful digital economy. Caroline van Weede, Managing Director of Cable Europe, in this video […]

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The great television unbundling of 2014

The great television unbundling of 2014

Written by on October 27, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

For years, cable and satellite customers have been grumbling and complaining about getting dozens – and now hundreds – of channels, but there’s never anything good on. Wouldn’t it be great if we only received channels we actually watched and didn’t have to pay for the rest? It looks like we’re taking a small baby […]

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Sigma scoops up Tribold, Strengthens Offering

Sigma scoops up Tribold, Strengthens Offering

Written by on July 10, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Ray le Maistre over at Light Reading had the best analysis of this deal yesterday, we would just add a point or two… Tribold makes a lot of sense for Sigma because of the disruption in product management that’s been going on in cable. Cable has had a huge proliferation of products and it is […]

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